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PST sponsor free Fèis places for children from low-income families

Youngsters from low-income families will be able to attend Fèis an Rubha free of charge this summer – after a £500 donation from Point and Sandwick Trust. We are particularly delighted to have been able to offer this sponsorship to the organisers of the Fèis, to allow them to offer funded places to children from… Read more »

PST funds specialised bikes for children with support needs

Inclusion was the watchword when we donated money recently to Sgoil an Rubha and Sandwick Learning Centre to help buy specialised cycling equipment for children with additional support needs. At Sgoil an Rubha, we were helping the children give the gift of independent cycling to one of their classmates, Connor Macleod from Upper Bayble. The… Read more »

‘Absolutely brilliant’ day of piping in Stornoway thanks to PST

The 25th Pipe Major Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition was held in Stornoway last Friday (April 6) and hailed a great success. It was particularly successful for piper Angus MacColl, who was crowned the overall winner of the competition, having come first in two out of three sections: Piobaireachd and also March, Strathspey and Reel. Craig… Read more »

PST sponsorship of piping competition keeps it in its home town

Five year rolling sponsorship for Stornoway Piping Competition

One of the most prestigious piping competitions in the world, the Pipe Major Donald MacLeod Memorial Competition, has been secured in its home town of Stornoway for the next few years thanks to a sponsorship agreement. Point and Sandwick Trust has pledged £5,000 to the competition every year for five years. It means the annual… Read more »

Channel Four News independent report into wind energy plans on Lewis

Delighted to feature in this important report into community wind energy on Lewis last week. Click the image above to watch the full report, broadcast on 23rd March 2018. “For the last 15 years, Scottish law has allowed crofting communities in the Outer Hebrides to buy, manage and farm the island’s land as they see fit…. Read more »

Big plans for Portnaguran after PST’s grant for new slipway

Portnaguran pier funded by Point and Sandwick Trust

The pier and slipway at Portnaguran has been brought into the 21st Century thanks to a £5,000 grant from us at Point and Sandwick Trust. The pier, which dates back to the 1950s, is still a big draw and amenity down at the end of the Point peninsula, although it is used more by leisure… Read more »

PST support Crossroads respite service for carers

We are pleased to be supporting Crossroads Lewis with a grant of £5,000 a year over the next five years. The donation will help Crossroads deliver their support service for carers by paying for more hours for care attendants on Lewis. Crossroads is a UK-wide service designed to support carers by giving them a break from their… Read more »

PST lead team working on Hebrides hydrogen ferry service

A team comprising ourselves at Point and Sandwick Trust, six leading private sector companies and a public sector maritime asset company have been awarded funding by the Scottish Government to carry out a feasibility study into developing a hydrogen-powered ferry service to some of Scotland’s remotest island communities. Ultimately, the hydrogen for the ferry would… Read more »

We hear from our three new board members

We are delighted to have welcomed two new members onto our board — Point postie Gordon Mackay and community wind farm campaigner Rhoda Mackenzie. Sonja Macleod has also come back to us after a six-month absence. (Welcome back Sonja!) Rhoda, Gordon and Sonja officially came onto the board at November’s AGM and have shared some… Read more »

PST proud to sponsor Deeds Not Words

Tonight sees the debut of a remarkable play on the history of women in the Hebrides. Deeds Not Words, which has been created by the Rural Nations Scotland CIC theatre and arts company, is showing in An Lanntair in Stornoway for three nights before going on tour throughout the islands. The play focuses on what… Read more »